Celebration Box Stamps & Cutting Dies from Honey Bee

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m brining you inspiration for Celebration cards! The Celebration Box Stamp Set and Celebration Box Cutting Die Set from Honey Bee Stamps are versatile tools that are perfect for everyone’s card making stash.

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How cute to use twine for the strings!

I love this bouquet of balloons idea! The Sequins add just the right amount of sparkle!

Here’s one that Debbie made using Cosmic Shimmer Shimmer Shakers to create a background. She used colorful 12″x12″ Spectrum Bright Cardstock Papers and the “celebrate” Dazzles™ Sticker is from 500 Script Greeting Dazzles™ Stickers.

Debbie shows just how versatile the Celebration Box Stamp Set and Celebration Box Cutting Die Set can be by combining it with Space Thinlits Cutting Dies. The “Chase You Dream” from Grateful Heart Stamp Set is the perfect sentiment!

Thank you for joining me today! And remember, to purchase any of the items featured today just click on the underlined links and you will be taken to the Paper Wishes product page. I’ll be back later this week with the Paper Wishes Thursday Vlog!

Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Amazing Impresslits by Tim Holtz

Hi friends! Today I’m excited to bring you some great little embossing/cutting folders called Impresslits from Tim Holtz. They are tiny folders, easy to store, that both emboss and cut any number of paper materials, such as cardstock, vellum or metallic foil.

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This card uses Let It Shine Artful Card Kit for the background, 3-D Laurel, 3-D Provincial and 3-D Medallion Impresslits Embossing Folders with Dies.

I used Metallic Gold Paper to create each of the Impresslit embellishments.

I inked the edges and surfaces with Jet Black StazOn® Ink Pad because it is a permanent ink and won’t rub off the metallic surface.

I finished my card by adding a cut-out and greeting from Let It Shine Artful Card Kit. I also created a flower from Shapeabilities Succulent and Mum Flower Cutting Die and added Enamel Dots to the center and around the card.

Debbie’s beautiful card uses Floral Musings Paper Pack, Double Stitched Oval Dies, Birthday Birds Stamp & Die Set, 3-D Burst, 3-D Flourish and 3-D Laurel Impresslits Embossing Folders.

She used Blue Parakeet Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish on paper to create her own unique color. After letting it dry she used the 3-D Laurel Impresslits Embossing Folder to both emboss and cut.

Lavender Blue Cosmic Shimmer Opal Polish and Raspberry Sorbet Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Polish were used on the 3-D Flourish and 3-D Burst Impresslits Embossing Folders with Die. I love the bright colors!


Also some Enamel Dots add to the cards texture and sparkle!

Here’s a quick little video from Tim Holtz that I’ll think you’ll enjoy.

Thanks for joining me today and remember, to purchase any of the items featured today just click on the underlined links and you will be taken to the Paper Wishes product page.

Happy crafting,

LeNae Gerig

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Creative Expressions Cutting Dies

Hello friends! I’ve been having the best time using Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Cutting Dies!

This white on white card was completed in just minutes! The monochromatic color scheme (which can be achieved with any color) has such an elegant look. I used white cardstock, Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Collection Butterfly Garden Cutting Dies and some white ribbon.

Tip: The Best Wishes Die Cut was actually connected and I cut the words apart to fit the card center opening.

Tip: I find it helpful to use stencil or washi tape to secure the outer die evenly spaced around the decorative die.



This pretty green and white card continues with the white die cut theme, but the fresh spring green background makes everything really pop!

I used Pastel Cardstock, Mini Expressions Get Well Soon Cutting Die, Creative Expressions Paper Cuts Collection Thistle Patch Cutting Die, Coconut Palms Sparkletz, and a Lime Green Button and bow.

This colorful card uses Cosmic Shimmer Colours Shimmer Skakers which gives the Paper Cuts Honey Bee Circle Cutting Die a pretty pearlescent shimmer.

To make this card, I die cut the Honey Bee Circle from a square of white cardstock without using the outer die cut circle.

I Sprinkled the die cut with Lime Burst and Electric Blue Cosmic Shimmer Shakers.

Lightly mist with water and blot with a paper towel and let dry.

I added the Mini Expressions “Thinking Of You” Cutting Die to the center and Ice Sparkletz to he flower centers.

Thanks for joining me today and don’t miss tomorrow’s Paper Wishes Weekly Webisodes featuring Hunkydory! Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Beautiful Woodware Stamps

Hello crafty friends! I’m back with more card making inspiration and this time the Paper Wishes Design Team felt like doing some coloring!

The instant I saw this Woodware Toadstool Ring Stamp I knew that I wanted to color it! It has a very familiar retro vibe (am I right 70’s crafters?) but the design is very much on trend. Mushrooms are back!

After coloring with Spectrum Noir Pens I stamped a second set of mushrooms and cut them out. With a little foam tape, they gave my card dimension.

Debbie used Pastel Cardstock and Weathered Wood, Dried Marigold and Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Ink Pads to create the background and then the Echinacea Stamp. She colored the flowers with Le Plume Markers and added Optical Illusion Buttons and Winter Wishes Sparkletz Embellishments as the finishing touch.

For a different look, Debbie Gold Embossed the Echinacea Stamp and colored with Cosmic Shimmer Colours. I love how it looks on the dark background!

This Flower Ring Stamp was fun to color using Green Spectrum Noir Pens.

For the next step I stamped more flowers and colored all of them with both Red and Turquoise Spectrum Noir Pens. Cutting out the largest flowers and foam taping them to the Flower Ring added just the right amount of dimension.

Finally, I added Ice Sparkletz Embellishments to some of the flower centers to add sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to check out tomorrows Paper Wishes Weekly Webisode. Happy Crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Amazing Card Edgers

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m bringing you Edger Cutting Dies from Creative Expression that will take your cards to the “next level.”

This delicate Dragonfly card could not have been easier to make. I’ll walk you through it.

Place the Creative Expression Dragonfly Edger Cutting Die on the right side of a blank White Card (6″ tall) and run through a die cutting machine (with at least a 6″ wide platform)

Die cut a second image (focusing on the dragonfly) from pink Pastel Cardstock. Cut the dragonfly free from the surrounding image, as shown.

Align and glue the pink cardstock dragonfly over the card edge dragonfly.

I stamped a greeting from Grateful Heart Stamp Set and glued half pearls, rhinestones and flower sequins, from Aloha Sparkletz Embellishments, among the flowers and swirls.

Sparkletz Embellishments, from Buttons Galore, are the perfect companion to card making!

I lined the card inside back with aqua blue paper from the All My Heart Paper Pack and ribbon from Dots & Stripes Ribbon Set.

Here’s another example, from the wonderful Design Team at Creative Impressions, using the Daisy Edger Cutting Die and a Mini Expressions Cutting Die. Notice that the die cut “Happy Birthday” and the card inside back are misted with Lush Pink Cosmic Shimmer for a pop of color!

Also using the Daisy Edger Cutting Die, Debbie colored the die cut flowers, vines and leaves using Le Plume Markers. Notice how the gold sequins, from Coconut Palms Sparkletz Embellishments and the gold Happy Birthday Dazzles™ Stickers (now available in multi-colors) add sparkle!

You can see more of the Edger Cutting Dies from Creative Expressions tom on Paper Wishes Weekly Webisodes. Thanks for joining me today and happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Fun Cards For The New Year

Hello crafty friends! Once again I have some great cards to share with you. This series of cards with a “vision” theme are whimsical and relatable. Think about it. How many people do you know that wear eye glasses? So many, right?!

Debbie made this adorable card using the Perspective Stamp Set, Good Times Stamp Set, Glasses Cutting Die and Sunday Musings Paper Pack.

Check out those darling jewel details on the glasses! They are from Ocean Waves Sparkletz Embellishments.

Here’s a card from the Penny Black Design Team featuring the Perspective Clear Stamps and Glasses Cutting Die. I love the technique of only coloring the lens. So clever!

This “Pretty Fantastic” card features Happy Critters Stamps, Perspective Stamps, Starry Cutting Die, Crystal Stars and Rainbow Sparkletz Embellishments.

I just love the Starry Cutting Die! It’s so versatile!

The Clear Stars Sparkletz Embellishments take on whatever color you place them on. They are a must have for me!

Another idea from the Penny Black Design Team, this card features Starry Cutting Die, Good Times Stamp Set and Grateful Heart Stamp Set.

Thanks for joining me today. I’ve linked all the products above so you can easily find them at Paper Wishes. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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Friendship & Flowers

Hello friends and happy holidays to you all! I hope you’ve had the opportunity to share the season with friends this week. Speaking of friends, we have made some lovely friendship inspired cards and can’t wait to share them with you!

The Flower Flourish Cutting Dies make a beautiful flower vine! I used green Pastel Cardstock, Flowers, Flourishes & Feathers Paper Pack and Stitched Stackers Cutting Die for the card background, vine and flowers.

I sponged green ink, from Pigment Ink Pad Bonanza, on the edges of the green vines, leaves and flowers.

I die cut large and small flowers from both lavender and purple Flowers, Flourishes & Feathers Paper Pack and used a paintbrush handle (an excellent substitution if you don’t own a stylus) and foam mouse pad to curve each petal. I also inked the petal edges with either lavender or burgundy ink.

And for the finishing touches I added half pearls from Jelly Fish Sparkletz Embellishments, Pink Flowers, Flourishes & Feathers Ribbons and a greeting from Smile Today! Stamp Set.

Debbie made this beautiful card using Vase Garden Cling Rubber Stamp, Ribbon Stackers Cutting Dies, Black/White & Colors Too Paper Pack and the Choose Happy Stamp Set.

After coloring her image with Le Plume Pens, Debbie cut out the image and added Crystal Lacquer (coming soon to Paper Wishes) to the vase portion.

When the Crystal Lacquer dries the glossy finish looks like water in the vase.

Debbie also added Peppermint Jazz Embellishments to the poppy centers and black buttons to the card front.

Thanks for joining me today! And from all of us at Paper Wishes, Happy New Year!

LeNae Gerig

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Apple Blossom Embossing Folders

Hi everyone! Today I have some New Years cards that feature Apple Blossom All Occasion Embossing Folder Winter Snow.

I used the Winter Snow Folder to emboss White Cardstock and Blue Cardstock from 12”x12” Pastel Cardstock.

I lightly sanded the embossed surface, which revealed the white core, of the blue cardstock.

Then I added blue ink to the embossed surface of the white cardstock.

After cutting both colors of embossed squares to 5 1/2” I cut each into three pieces. I glued the pieces to 6” wide cards made from Gray Pastel Cardstock.

I added Silver Jewel Dazzles™ Stickers to the center of each embossed snowflake.

I used 9 Tags & Little Labels Cutting Dies Set and Christmas Sentiments Stamp Set for my greeting at the top of the card.

This card features a mat made with Silver Snowflake Holographic Paper.

If you prefer a more traditional sized card, this 5”x6 1/2” card was easily made by cutting down the embossed images.

Thanks for joining me today and don’t forget to check out Paper Wishes Weekly Webisode, tomorrow, December 19. We will be featuring MORE Apple Blossom Embossing Folder techniques.

Happy crafting,

LeNae Gerig

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Distress Oxide Ink Pads

Hi everyone! Have you tried Ranger’s Distress Oxide Ink Pads? I haven’t used them in awhile and after playing with them today I remember why I’m a fan!

If you haven’t tried them, here’s a recap: The inks are a fusion of both pigment and dye ink. What you get is an opaque ink that works great on both light and dark cardstock.

To create my background I used Dried Marigold Distress Oxide Ink and then I added Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink Pad.

I really like the chalky look of the Distress Oxide Ink and it blends and moves around the paper beautifully.

Next I used the All Over Swirls Stencil and Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide Ink to add another layer to my background.

The final step in creating my background was to mist the inked paper from about 12” away. I didn’t want to get it too wet, just enough to “activate” the Oxide and make the ink really pop!

I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad and Stamp A Garden Stamp Set on the Distress Oxide Ink background.

I applied Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink to one half of some scrap white cardstock and Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide Ink to the other half.  I stamped 3 line art butterflies from the Stamp A Garden Stamp Set, cut them out and Foam Taped them to the card for dimension.

One of the great things about Distress Oxide Ink Pads is that they are very opaque and the ink literally sits on top of the cardstic without soaking in. That’s why it works so well on dark cardstock. I stamped this greeting using Dried Marigold Distress Oxide Ink Pad.

Thanks for joining me today. See you next week with Apple Blossom Embossing Folder techniques. Happy crafting!

LeNae Gerig

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A Stampendous Christmas!

Hello crafty friends! I’m excited to bring you wonderful Christmas stamps from our friends at Stampendous.

When I saw this Natvity Stamp it reminded me of stained glass and I knew I would use it on a window card.

After Black embossing on Heat Resistant Acetate I covered a 5” square card with Christmas Tidings paper.

Then I approximated where my window would go.

I used a Retractable Pen Knife to start my window.

And then, after placing the Acetate behind the window, I carefully began to tear an opening.

Before gluing the stamped image behind the torn away window I colored it with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Pens. Burgundy (Red Pen Set) Blue (Turquoise Pen Set) and Yellows (SkinTone/Pale Hues Pens). I also added a burgundy Crepe Ribbon bow.

Here are some more Christmas projects made by Stampendous’s talented design team.

This sweet card uses Snowman Cardinals Cling Rubber Stamp & Dies Set.

This darling gift bag uses Cool Penguin Clear Stamp & Die Set. I love the cute little hat and sweater stamps that dress up the little guy.

And finally, this versatile Music 8″x8″ Cling Rubber Stamp can be used all year around to create beautiful backgrounds.

Thanks for joining me today. Be sure to check out some of your favorite must have items that are back in stock at Paper Wishes. We also have a new “Contact & Request” page. It’s the big pink square on our home page labeled “REQUESTS.”

Happy crafting,

LeNae Gerig

 

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